Northern Ireland

Portrush paraglider hurt after 'crashing on beach'

Paramedics, the police and Coastguard were called to the scene at Whiterocks beach Image copyright Adam Bustard
Image caption Paramedics, the police and Coastguard were called to the scene at Whiterocks beach

A paraglider has been treated in hospital after he crashed onto a beach in Portrush, County Antrim.

Paramedics, the police and Coastguard were called to the scene at Whiterocks beach on Wednesday afternoon.

The accident was witnessed by an 11-year-old boy who was walking his dogs with his grandmother at the time.

Adam Bustard told BBC News NI the paraglider "came down on his knees" and was helped by a passer-by before the emergency services arrived.

Image copyright Adam Bustard

The injured man was lifted into an ambulance on a stretcher.

A police spokesperson said his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.